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out. >> tahman bradley starts us off from washington. >> reporter: good morning. it's hard to believe that the first presidential debate is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculations. >> i know the media is speculating who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that. governor romney, he's a good debater. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicte
abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolutely confident when we get to thursday morning, george. >> reporter: president obama is keeping his answers short and concise. >> the president has got to be president. this is the guy that killed osama bin laden. i think he can stand up to mitt romney but he's got to relax. >> mitt romney keeps hammering president obama's foreign policy. in a new op-ed, romney calls for a new strategy in the middle east. at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. >>> the supreme court convened for its new term with a full docket of hot-button issues like affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage. in keeping with tradition, some of the justices
% back romney. and governor romney slammed president obama's foreign policies this morning during a speech at the virginia military institute. he says the president is leading from behind instead of using the country's power to shake history. romney also portrayed the administration as weak for changing its explanation for last month's deadly attacks on the us consulate in libya. >> this latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible resolving israel. no, the administration has finally conceded these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> the obama campaign is dismillsing romney's speech -- is -- is dismissioning romney's speech -- dismissing romney's speech,. >>> the president is arriving here in the bay area. he's in kern county right now to dedicate a memorial to the late leader cesar chavez. he's speaking there. you can barely see him. he's greeting some supporters there. we'll have a report shortly from san francisco on the president's here to the bay area. >>> early voting begins in california today. if you want to vote early, just head to your county electio
in for the debate 45% say mitt romney out worked president barack obama. good morning sandra for an early analysis. >> reporter: good morning. mitt romney came out strong in last night's performance during the first showdown between the two candidates and talking about the specifics. 67% of voters who watched the debate said mitt romney won versus 2 5% for president barack obama. the first presidential debate focused and candidates have plenty to talk about including health care reform. >> in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did was push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> in the past two years, it has gone up but they have gone up slower than any time in the last four years. >> my number one principal said there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit to a void the middle-class, it is maddening. >> he -- room room emphasized his campaign principles. >> look at the last four years, we have 23 million people out of work. >> the debate was low on drama and high on energy if i cannily from mitt romney. -- particularly from mitt ro
hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> this morning, mitt romney and president obama are back out on the campaign trail wasting no time after their debate in denver. romney's campaign got a boost in momentum thanks to his aggressive critique of mr. obama's handling of the economy. but mr. obama fought back asking for specifics about how he would help the middle class. >> reporter: the first debate started with a shand shake -- which handshake and smile between president obama and mitt romney. then it quickly focused on the economy. >> the president: five million jobs in the private sector created. auto industry has come roaring back. housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night but his comments about the 47% has taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried, crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: th
will both be campaigning in virginia this morning, the obama campaign took a hit with his debate performance this weeks this will give him something to crow about today. the romney campaign, mitt romney issued a statement saying this is not what a real recovery looks like. he goes on the say, the real unemployment rate is closer to 11% if you count the people who stopped looking for work. there is also a lot of speculation on line on social media this morning, that the obama administration could be fudging the numbers. we took that question right to the secretary of labor this morning. she tells us it's ludicrous to say the numbers could be manipulated. >>> secret service has new policies in place after one of the most embarrassing scandals in the history. it would ban excessive drinking and the share of work related information on sites including facebook. this comes five months after more than a dozen employees of the secret service were accused of drunken partying with prostitutes. >>> american activists are planning to stage a protest against u.s. drone strikes, member of the antiwar gr
poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing. >> i have confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to be saying it is a new race. >> reporter: president obama is holding debate prep in nevada, working on keeping his answers short and concise. >> the president has to be president. he killed osama bin laden i think he can stand up to mitt romney. >> reporter: mitt romney keeps hammering the president's foreign policy calling for a new strategy in the mideast saying the obama administration has been at the mercy of events, rather than shaping them. >> juke see the first debate right -- you can see the first debate right here. beginning at 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> october 1st, u.s. supreme court convenes new
. as of this morning, president obama has the lead in all nine of the key battle ground states. both campaigns say to him night is important to reach undecided voters. >> it will be a conversation. we will get to describe our views. >> the choice of two paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> you can watch the debate in its entirety on nbc bay area. the topic is domestic policy. coverage starts wednesday night at 6:00. >>> in a move to save money, milpitas may put the police department on the chopping block. considering outsourcing law enforcement to the santa clara county sheriff's office. it is on the agenda at the meeting tonight which is open to the public. this is all happening at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. >>> another bay area city says it wants to dump its weekly garbage collection. according to "the palo alto weekly," they are trying to keep organic waste out of landfills. if homeownerss sorted their foo scraps, there would be less of a need for pick ups. the meeting for the finance committee is expected to reduce garbage collection
city which was full of quests on holiday. >>> in election news this morning, president obama and mitt romney continue to target swing states today as the latest unemployment figures are set to be released in about an hour. president obama will visit virginia, then ohio. democrats are regrouping following wednesday's disappointing debate. president obama accused republican challenger of mitt romney of being dishonest. >>> mitt romney will also be campaigning in virginia today. he's holding a coal country rally just days after accusing the obama administration of crushing the coal industry. meantime romney is clarifying his controversial 47% comments. now he says he was completely wrong when he said half of americans are victims independent on the government. now both mitt romney and president obama will be keeping a close eye on the jobless report which is due to be released in about an hour from now. 115,000 jobs were added. they say that will increase the unemployment rate to 8.2%. now that some discouraging job seekers are returning to look for jobs. >>> the film that di pickets the
was referring to singers who took the stage before him. >>> this morning, president obama will visit ke. ne near bakersfield where the home of farm labor leader cesar chavez is being made a national monument. the president will arrive at sfo about 1:40 this afternoon. he has a private fundraising dinner in san francisco then a public concert and rally at bill graham civic auditorium. the president had spend the night in san francisco. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney will deliver a speech in virginia calling for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go to the election national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. >>> right now california is the most expensive place for gas in the nation. and this morning our governor jerry brown is taking action all in an effort to drive down some of the costs. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran reports on the governor's idea to ease record high prices. >> reporter: good morning. the governor is asking state regulators to release a less expensive
. and there is president obama spent the morning in denver before heading to wisconsin for an afternoon rally. >> mitt romney saying you're not entitled to makeup your own facts. we've checked on what both had to say and whether or not it was factual. biggest dispute was over tax autos governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> i don't have a $5 trillion kachl tut can you tell. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 dwrinl tax cut. >> i'm in the looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> fact check? the president is wrong to say romney's plan will add $5 twrinl to the deficit. romney said as he did last night the plan to lower the rate will be offset by closing loopholes and limiting deductions. and romney won't identify which loopholes or deduction. and concluded it's not possible to find enough loopholes and deductions. romney criticized that study. >> he cite a study. there are six studies looking at that study you described and say it's wrong. >> studies romney are talking about are from his own backers and advisors and a former advisor to george w. bush. on medic
immigration law. >>> now to decision 2012. this morning, debate prep for president obama and mitt romney who are getting ready for the first faceoff on wednesday. trac tracie potts has a look. >> reporter: the president is preparing to face mitt romney in denver on wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but, what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. romney will be prepared and disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> president obama will be f formidable. i would not under estimate. >> reporter: john kerry playing romney in the weekend rehearsal. looking to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls the foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan is clearly and concisely explains how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan is preparing for his debate a week away. >>
rate fell to 7.8%, where it stood when president obama took office. stay with the morning news, coming up, we'll go live to bloomberg's jane king at the new york stock exchange. >>>:30 good morning i'm is. >>> i'm eric thomas. a lot of events this weekend. let's check in with lisa argen in for mike. >>> good morning. we are starting out with not only low clouds and fog, airport delays stacking up an hour and 26 minutes at sfo. higher cirrus clouds as well, there's a weather system offshore that will be allowing for a sun-cloud knicks today at our coast starting out -- mix today, starting out in the upper -- sea breeze keeping temperatures on the cool side around the bay mid 50s with the cloudy skies by noontime trying to thin out that cloud deck by the afternoon, sun cloud mix with upper 60s to low 70s, inland valleys, couple degrees of cooler today as that cooler onshore flow makes its way inland, low 50s and by the midday hour partly cloudy in the upper 70s by the afternoon we're talking a weather system flirting with us all weekend, i'll explain, coming up. >>> good morning. back to
. >> nancy cordes is in henderson, covering the obama campaign. good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning. while the president does his homework, the obama campaign team is working hard itself to trying to lower expectations for the president's performance. white house press corps was chuckling yesterday when they tried to argue that the president's tendency toward answers may be a liability in a debate where candidates are expected to be succinct. they're also arguing that the president hasn't had as much time to prepare for this debate as governor romney. we don't know exactly how much less time he has had, because the campaign doesn't tell us how much time he spends practicing. they like us to think it is very little time, indeed. what we do know is that he is holed up at a westin hotel outside of las vegas with his top aides and with massachusetts senator john kerry, playing romney in mock debates. kerry knows romney well. they are long-time massachusetts politicians and, of course, kerry knows his way around a presidential debate because he went up against george w. bush in 2
was referring to singer's katy perry and jennifer hudson who sang before him. >>> this morning president obama will visit keen near bakersfield near the home of farm labor leaper cesar chavez is being made a national monument. the president will arrive at sfo at 1:40 this afternoon with a private fundraiser this afternoon and then a rally at civic auditorium and will spend the night in san francisco. >>> governor romney is rallying in virginia saying it's time to change course in the middle east and accusing president obama of passive leadership in the world. >> when i'm president i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney calls for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria to put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go before the election, national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. >>> there is a news conference in san francisco this morning to talk about penalties from the san bruno pipeline explosion. space assemblyman jerry hill and san bruno m
. >> reporter: good morning. you know barack obama was not the only candidate for president to have a bad debate experience. in that first debate between john ken dean nixon, nixon despite his years in the senate and his time as vice president came off more poorly on tv than the less experienced kennedy and a new tape showed that poor performance lingered with nixon for years to come. >> would be difficult to cover it in 2 1/2 minutes. >> this is the debate that richard nixon couldn't live down. >> which party do we want to lead the united states. mr. nixon do you want to comment on that statement? >> have no comment. >> going head-to-head with john kennedy in 1960, nixoning looked uncomfortable compared to a relaxed kennedy. nixon lamented that performance in a candid conversation with his white house chief of staff. >> remember, even on the first debate. we made the mistake of not -- for that one. well, or -- we got prepared. worked like hell. >> but you didn't have time -- >> nixon never made that mistake again not when he ran in 1968. >> nixon didn't want to debate in '68 because he had the
'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. on the morning after their first debate, president obama and mitt romney are going back out on the campaign trail. in a cbs news poll taken after the debate, twice as many undecided voters said romney was the winner. >> debates are as much about style as substance, and bill plante is in denver. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. this was a debate about the economy, and the president and mitt romney presented opposing visions of how to fix it. they tossed about a lot of facts and figures, but just as important was the way they appeared, very differently. the president extremely low-key, mitt romney very energetic and aggressive. >> the president began this segment, so i think i get the last word. >> reporter: romney took advantage of the fact that the format of the debate was less restrictive than in the past, frequently pushing past moderator jim lehrer's attempts to change the subject. >> we're going to move to -- >> i have to respond to that. >> reporter: as romney pushed on, the president frequently looked down
of ge jack welsh ignited a twitter storm this morning when he accused the obama administration of manipulating the numbers for political gain. >> there are always charges of manipulation on either side that's conspiracy thinking. >> reporter: the bureau who put out the jobs report are infrom the political process some republicans say welsh was way off base. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> american airlines cancelled a flight this morning as part of ongoing problems with seats. the flight was scheduled to takeoff 6:40 this morning the airline taking 44 flights out of service to fix the seat problems. 50 flights were cancelled yesterday. american says wear, poor design and spilled soda can cause seats to pop loose during the flight. this adds to the troubles. >>> health officials in contra costa county holding a news conference this morning concerning an east bay man who died from rabies although paced away overseas he may have contracted the disease close to home. laura anthony is in martinez. what are the health officials saying? >> reporter: they say this man did contr
ignited a twitter storm this morning when he accused the obama administration of manipulating the numbers for political gain. >> there are always charges of manipulation on either side that's conspiracy thinking. >> reporter: the bureau who put out the jobs report are infrom the political process some republicans say welsh was way of base. karen traver, abc news, washington. >> american airlines cancelled a flight this morning as part of ongoing problems with seats. the flight was scheduled to takeoff 6:40 this morning the airline taking 44 flights out of service to fix the seat problems. 50 flights were cancelled yesterday. american ys wear, poor design and spilled soda can cause seats to pop loose during the flight. this adds to the troubles. >>> health officials in contra costa county holding a news conference this morning concerning an east bay man who died from rabies although paced away overseas he may have contracted the disease close to home. laura anthony is in martinez. what are the health officials saying? >> reporter: they say this ma did contract rabies he in contra costa cou
ready. president obama in nevada, mitt romney is in massachusetts. this morning new poll shows 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. looking at actual support among likely voters the race is closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points 49-47%. >>> i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to say it is a new race. >> the president has to be the president he killed osama about weather i think he can stand up to mitt romney but he has to relax. >>> meantime, mitt romney continues to hammer away at president obama's foreign policy. in an editorial, romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see that first debate right here on abc7. live debate courtroom begins at 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> oracle president gives today's keynote at the annual world conference in san francisco. last night the ceo ellison wowed 10,000 guests by announcing three new cloud-based products to help process fastest yet. just getting word that nokia and oracle have reached a mapping dea
they're angry this time. >>> president obama returns to the bay area >>> good morning, welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm cane when. dave -- i'm ken wayne. dave clark this off this morning. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> protest, i take out their frustrations on businesses, banks -- protesters take out their frustrations on businesses and banks. tara moriarty is live with more. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of damage but no arrests. the protest you, the rampage they went on -- the protest, the rampage they went on lass -- lasted for about 30 minutes. but the damage still lingers. you can see the two huge holes in the window where somebody smashed a vodka bottle in them. last night, demonstrators started to throw paint balls. the group of about 200 people gathered at frank ogawa earlier in the morning to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the war in afghanistan. the group went on a march. two luxury cars that we know of were at least vandalized and their owners say that protesters are taking their frustrations out on the wrong people. >> i don't know why they
the countdown, the big debate why president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to lower expectations. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you, we are ready, it is october 3rd. >> are you anything the eat? >> not too much. they went from that foggy september and where is that summer and everybody starts complaint -- complaining. west wind is trying to ramp up but it's there and 90s inland. >>> 880 and oakland looks good and you are probably aware there is a big a's baseball game and that means at 4:00 sore so, -- or so, maybe before that the commute will be tough. also on the san mateo bridge, it looks good getting out to the high-rise, let's go back to the desk. >>> firefighters are still watching for hot spots. claudine wong has moved to the back of the home where the fire did most of the damage, claudine wong? >> reporter: you can see the charred remains of what is left of this house and firefighters are still keeping an eye on things incase it flares up. that bui
a decision 2012. president obama is visiting the bay area today. a clouds side kron 4 sole reporter jackie sissel standing by at the civic auditorium with more on the president's visit. >> good morning change to concede the marquee is up and the building is stressed out in red white and blue. this is one of three stops the president will be making today. he spent the night in southern california last night. today he is supposed to fly up from southern california at around 130 today he will ride. from there he will go to a fund- raiser at the intercontinental down town san francisco. he will come back to the bill graham's civic auditorium for another fund raiser. he has a third one plan in the city of san francisco later tonight. down along with the president to visit that brings out protesters in we're expecting to see protesters from cold pink and some other anti-war organizations. they are planning on staging that protest. that will start somewhere between 4 35:00 this afternoon if you will be anywhere in the downtown area today later today. this evening tonight. be aware that any time t
obama is in nevada today and mitt romney in massachusetts. this morning new poll shows 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win reelection. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters the race is closer, president obama leads mitt romney by two points, 49-47%. >> i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to say it is a new race. >> in guy killed osama bin laden i think he can stan up to mitt romney. >> mitt romney continues to hammer president obama's foreign policy in an editorial today romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> october 1st, the u.s. supreme court convenes new session today. explosive issues like same-sex marriage, voting rights and abortion likely coming up. the first thing 7:00 this morning, pacific time, will release a list of appeals it will not consider. california's ban on same-sex marriage is not likely to be on that list f it is the 9th circ
that somehow the people in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> the obama campaign was quick to fire back in morning. >> fox news reported on it, five years ago. >> i think it is a silly and desperate attempt by republicans to try to get us way from the real issues. >> reporter: tonight both candidates will have their moment to talk about the big issues, including the economy and 50 million are expected to watch this debate. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >> you can catch abc news special coverage of the debate starting at 6:00. after the debate: >> if you would like to join your fellow voters to watch tonight's debate, there are plenty of viewing parties we have a full list on abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> some voters say i'm going to least country if the other guy wins. jetblue is offering them a way to do that the airline is giving away two -- 2012 seats to customers that come on the loosing end of the battle between president obama and mitt romney, 2012 seats. travelers whose candidate doesn't win can enter a contest to escape to mexico, the caribbean or other destinations outsid
under see it on tv. >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary he put aside when it fell on the day of the denver debate. the president seen campaigning in ohio, will be in san francisco monday night for a fundraising concert and rally. in his weekly address he called on republicans in congress to work with democrats on a plan to cut taxes for 98% of americans and a bill to help families refinance their homes at lower interest rates. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to do that back in february. it's a plan that has the support of independent, nonpartisan economists and leaders across the housing industry. >> for the gop, republican national committee chairman rence priebus said obama's economic plans repeats the same failed policy that is have buried the middle class the past four years. >>> for more on the skyrocketing gas prices. an organization representing indepen
in emeryville noon on wednesday. for more information go to abc7news.com. >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary. he put side he talked during the debate. he will be in san francisco on monday night for a fund-raising concert and rally. his weekly address this morning, the president calls on republicans in congress to work with democrats on plan to cut taxes for 98% of americans and bill to help families refinance homes. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to do that back in february. its plan that has the supports of independent, non-partisan economists. >>> for the g.o.p., national committee chairman says obama's plan repeats the same, quo quoted, failed policies that have buried the middle-class the last four years. >>> more on the skyrocketing gas prices. an organization representing independent gas stations made a move that could have brought prices down for everyone.
to that expanded list. this morning a new poll shows president obama with a lead in many swing states. the poll shows mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the poll surveyed voters in more than half a dozen states. susan mcginnis joins us live. >> reporter: good morning. everybody is getting sick of these polls. it is what they show that the president has within reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win. he is still coming under lots of criticism over handling of foreign affairs >> more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win nevada again. we'll win this election against. >> last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's not practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> parentally not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations >>
morning. it is wednesday, october 3rd. for the first time tonight, president obama and mitt romney will face each other on stage with millions of voters watching. >> as they got ready for their first debate, the president faced criticism for a five-year-old speech and his running mate misspoke again. jan crawford is live in colorado with a preview. good morning. >> good morning, norah. good morning, charlie. both candidates have been under enormous pressure, preparing for more than a month. we saw them take a break to get away from it all but then last night the video changed the conversation. romney went for mexican at chipotle along with ohio senator rob portman, playing the role of president obama in mock debates. in nevada, the president, who has been rehad hersing with massachusetts senator john kerry as romney, went to the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular. i've never seen it before. >> reporter: both left the day's campaigning to their number twos. in charlotte, vice president joe biden was trying to argue that romney would raise taxes on the middle class when he implied that
. and if you are an obama fan, you are scratching your head this morning. >> when you were watching it, if you are a romney fan, you are howling with glee. and an obama fan, you were howling at the tv. this was a president who didn't show up for the debate. when you look at how he presented himself, i've coached a lot of candidates. he violated every single rule you can think of. at his opponent. two, in his closing, he didn't look at the camera. three, he didn't answer anything that romney threw at him. and four, his energy level was just in the negative range. felt like he was in the middle of the black hole sucking all the energy out of him. it was just a bad performance. i was kind of amused by watching later on some of the pund ants who was basically having a seizure in the zl84suñ screaming about how obama needs to watch ms nbc. the fact is romney gave the president so many opportunities to just hit him hard and hit him back and the president looked at the call third strike each time. >> romney had a lot to gain from this debate. did the president have a lot to lose or is this okay? thi
with it. >> reporter: this morning, president obama launched a new ad in seven swing states questioning romney's truthfulness and seemed to be reinvigorated at a colorado rally this morning responding to something romney said the night before. >> i'm sorry, i'm going to stop this subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop subsidies to other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. i like you, too, actually. >> when he was asked what he would do to cut the deficit and reduce spending, he said he would eliminate funding for public television. [ laughter ] >> boo! >> that was his answer. >> i mean, thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird! [ laughter ] >> reporter: big bird smack-dab in the middle of politics. so the candidates have a little under two weeks to prepare for their next face-off. they are going to be meeting in a town hall style debate in new york on october 16th. cnn's candy crowley will moderate that. and then on october 22nd, they will be talking about foreign policy in florida. that final forum will be moderated by bob schieffer who was of course from cbs. the vice-
race will be turned upside down some thursday morning. >>> one week from today, president barack obama comes back here to the bay area hosting campaign money. he will be hosting a dinner in san francisco. that dinner will be followed by a concert. the concert tickets start at $100 and go up to $7,500 for premium seats and also a chance to take a picture with the president. musical guests have not been announced. >>> and governor jerry brown has signed several bills into law and we will have more on why hundreds of prison inmates may soon go free. >>> how is the commute, sal? >>> you know, sal? >>> we have more traffic in lafayette and it is a little bit slow between walnut creek and concord down to center southbound -- denver. it is also slow from pittsburgh to antioch. metering lights were turned on as is normal and what a nice picture, you can see the sun over the hills, not one cloud and steve will talk about what that means for our bay area weather but you probably know if you have been living here for a while. westbound 480, there is a crash which is partially blocking one of thos
morning. >> hey bill good morning, everybody. mitt romney has a big foreign policy speech this morning and the obama campaign is saying bring it on. romney speaks in lexington today where he is a couple of goals. one he needs to comeback in the foreign policy this year especially after he insulted several countries in his word tour earlier this year. we are expecting him to encourage intervening in syria and avoiding defense cuts next year, and working closely with our allies like israel. and he will portray the president obama as not someone who shows enough strength. team obama is fighting back however. and the president is managing to poke a little fun at himself. here he is last night. >> obama: they just perform flaw leslie, fight after fight. i can't always say the same. >> it is the fourth time we have heard the president acknowledge his less than perfect debate performance. more bill press coming up live after the break. stay with us. ♪ viewer for capella university. matter. education is the key. it is the vehicle. it's the way in which we evolve. every journe
: good morning, elizabeth. this is a tight race, in fact the new poll shows president obama leads just two points likely among voters. and this morning, just two days before that big debate, who do voters think will win? >> hello, las vegas! >> reporter: overnight in las vegas, the president playing the odds, talking about predictions and the first all-important debate. >> i know folks in the media are speculating who is going to have the best zingers. no, no. governor romney, he's a great debater. >> reporter: the new poll shows him with the razor-thin lead among voters. when voters are asked who they expect to win, 63% of voters told us they think the president will win in november. as for the all important debate, 56% said they expect the president to win. both campaigns deep in debate prep. both trying to lower expectations. >> all right. >> reporter: with one notable exception. republican chris christie telling george, expect a difference race. >> when we get to thursday morning, george, you'll be shaking your head saying it's a brand new race. >> reporter: and if the president ar
, who took the stage before him. >>> this morning president obama will visit the home of the farm labor leader cesar chavez being made a national monument. the president will arrive then at sfo around 1:40 in afternoon on air force one. he has a private fundraising dinner here in san francisco. then a public concert and rally at the bill graham civic auditorium. the president will spend the night in san francisco before taking off. >>> on the gop side mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today. necessary virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership around the world. >> when i'm president, i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney is calling for the united states to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. a month to go before election day, national polls showing the race at the white house is getting tighter. >>> california is the
romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> governor romney, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you tell me? what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. >> the thing that really meant the most to me kind of fell apart because of my doing. i will always look back and say, how could you have done that? >> in japan, the powerful and destructive typhoon capture on tape by an american marine. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> lindsay lohan reportedly recovering from a scuffle with a man over photos he took of her on his cell phone. >> we're told the deer wasn't injured and the skateboarder is probably still eating some dust. >> no, no! down! >> he just pile drives donald jones. >> touchdown! does his dance. >> and all that matters. >> the european staged an epic comeback to win the ryder cup. >> on "cbs this morning.
well as new reports of an accident through the altamont pass. >>> good morning, it's thursday october 4. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. >>> president obama and republican challenger mitt romney will campaign in bryan stows today after having their say at their first -- battleground states after having their say at their first debate. 47% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama in a survey of californians. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's debate focused on the economy and other domestic issues. and, of course, that debate took place in denver in colorado. colorado is a swing state. different surveys show mitt romney is the winner of the first debate. there are two more presidential debates coming up. bigad shaban has highlights. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like mitt romney got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney touted his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts but continually pointed to what he called the failed promises of the o
captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >>> good morning. i'm kristen sze. cheryl jennings is off. >>> president obama just wrapped up a rally in denver even if he lost last night according to analysts. mitt romney riding new wave of momentum into the swing state of virginia brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake then turned into an aggressive assault by mitt romney as he went after the president's last four years in office. >> middle income americans have been buried, crushed. >> reporter: he described the programs he would cut. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like you too but i'm not going to keep skpepbding money -- to keep spending money on things to borrow to pay for it. >> the president: five million jobs in the auto sector created housing has begun to rise. >> reporter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed unasser
ptiod by closed captioning services, inc. >>> good morn i'm kristen sze. cheryl jennings is off. >>> president obama just wrapped up a rally in denver even if he lost last night according to analysts. mitt romney riding new wave of momentum into the swing state of virginia brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake then turned into an aggressive assault by mitt romney as he went after the president's last four years in office. >> middle income americans have been buried, crushed. >> reporter: he described the programs he would cut. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like you too but i'm not going to keep skpepbding money -- to keep spending money on things to borrow to pay for it. >> the president: five million jobs in the auto sector eated housg has begun to rise. >> repter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed and looked down duri
. >> the obama campaign was quick to fire back this morning. fox news reported on it five years ago. it's a silly and desperate attempt by republicans to try to get us away from talking about real issues. >> the debate will focus on domestic issues and the economy will be front and center, 50 people people are expected to watch. >> and you can watch the debate right here tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. there is warm weather still with us. >> now, the accuweather update. >> the cool down has begun. there is some upper 80s and low 90s it's still 61 m n.half moon bay. there is fog return together coast flowing forcefully throughout the golden gate and temperatures have dropped sharply. san francisco has a temperature right now of 24 degrees lower than the reading at this hour yesterday. it's 13 degrees cooler now in redwood city than yesterday. 19 degrees cooler in oakland. and just single digits cooler inland east bay locations z there is a look at the forecast. temperatures ranging from mid-50s upper 70s tomorrow morning fog lingering at the coast. 50-5 degrees, mild into afternoons but not very wa
presidential nominee mitt romney will give a foreign speech today criticizing president obama as a weak leader on the stage. jacqueline fells is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: pam, mitt romney's campaign is offering fresh details this morning on how would represent the u.s. on the world stage if elected. president barack obama's team is firing back on the defense. mitt romney will criticize's the president's handling on the libyan attacks. one say his speech will be a stark contrast between foreign policy and failed record of the president. romney headed overseas this summer. the obama camp quickly seized on misstep from those trips. mitt romney will try to hold on to momentum he recently picked up. a new post debate gallop poll shows the race is tied. coming up a new ad begins playing today just as mitt romney takes the stage in virginia. in washington, jacqueline fell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the u.s. forest service ran out of money this year to fight fires during the worst wild fire season on record. at the end of august the money to pay for the firefighters, fire trucks and
jerry brown is doing about it. >> and president obama is in california this morning, went to a star studded campaign fund-raiser in l.a. last night and poked a little fun at his own debate performance. >>> then we meet the creator of a blog that moks facebook with people that do constant updates. it is popular, but is it too mean spirited. >>> and check out this pileup involving dozens of cars at a nascar race this weekend. it all happened on the final lap. we're going to have more on how it happened and how it ended in a moment. >>> we begin with out of control gas prices in california. nbc dianaal vee ar is live in hollywood. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. imagine waking up to prices like these, $4.79 for a gallon of regular gasoline. what makes it tougher for drivers in california is that prices are higher here than anywhere else. something some politicians say could be criminal. in california this weekend, what went up kept going up to drivers' dismay. >> i don't think i ever paid this much for gas. >> going to spend at least almost $100 to fill up. >> reporter:
: good morning, savannah. first of three 90-minute debates, one-on-one between president obama and mitt romney, and it comes at a critical time. for romney it's about turning the page on a rough september, and for the president it's a chance to shut off romney's last path to victory. president obama took a break from tuesday's debate prep in nevada visiting the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular, and i've never seen it before. >> reporter: meanwhile in denver, mitt romney's break time from debate prep was lunch at the tex-mex chain restaurant chipotle joined by ohio senator rob portman who is playing mr. obama in romney's mock debate sessions. with the two candidates off the trail tuesday, their number two men picked up the slack. campaigning in north carolina vice president biden drew some attention with these comments, discussing the gop ticket's tax plan. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign pounced on the word buried. campaigning in iowa, paul ryan fired back. >> vice president biden just toda
died or if there are suspects. >>> mitt romney and president obama are back out on the campaign trail already this morning after last night's debate. strong showing by romney who criticized the president on the economy. the pair also brought the sluggish economy with romney promising to close tax loopholes and limit deductions. mr. obama says that plan will hurt the struggling middle class. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. the it is math, arithmetic. >> pundits this morning are saying romney's aggressive perform was what he needed. >> -- performance was what he needed. >>> a poll conducted last night immediately after the debate found 67% of registered voters went for mitt romney. 25% went for president obama. cnn conducted the poll with 430 americans. >>> next debate takes play week from today in kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan face off. abc 7 will air that debate live. >>> stock market opens up in less
the november 6 vote. before president obama returns to the bay area on monday, this morning, he spoke about the need to keep america moving forward. >> we owe it to them to keep moving forward. we've come too far to turn back now. we have made too much progress to return to the policies that got us into this mess in the first place doctor. >> in his weekly address, he says there are signs the economy is bouncing back. he pointed to yesterday's jobs report, which showed the nation's unemployment at 7.8%. that's the loy he lowest -- lowt figure since january 2009. he said businesses have added 5.2 million jobs in the past two and a half years. he will. >> attend a star studded concert tomorrow. the president also has a fund-raiser with former president bill clinton. on monday, as we said, president obama will announce the establishment of the caesar chavez monument. elf's -- he will arrive in the afternoon. there's a funds racing concert with john legend, and $20,000 a plate dinner. alex smith is expected to attend. >>> still basking in the success of wednesday's presidential debate, republic
: turning to campaign t012, and the roller coaster week for president obama. his debate performance that aight earned him a lot of criticism, even from supporters. int this morning, a tweet from his campaign. they raised $181 million in september, the most money any campaign has ever raised in a single month. me romney campaign said they 8aised more than $12 million on line in the 48 hours after the debate. nan crawford is traveling with the republican candidate in aigns a. jan, the one number both campaigns fixated on, 7.8% unemployment. thissed yesterday. has this taken any wind out of lkvernor romney's sails? >> reporter: well, talk about a lymentum stopper there, jim. i mean, what it has done it really rob romney of one of his sost reliable lines in his hempaign speeches. i've heard him say over and eser, under president obama, has neyment has never been below 8%. obviously, he's not saying that now. instead what we saw yesterday and what he's going to say here in this rally tonight is it d bed be better and it would be better if he were president, reminding people of just how m
-minute period, this race went from a slight obama lead to a dead-even race. by monday morning, this race will be tied. >> a lot of people wondering, donna, a lot of the president's supporters. you see it on twitter and in the blogs, on television last night, where was the president? where was the fight? >> he was a little rusty. after four years, he hasn't been in a debate situation. he won on poise. he won on grace. he won on substance. mitt romney came to play hard ball. mitt romney was on the attack. he was on the offensive. at the same time, he didn't land any big punches on president obama. president obama left a lot of what i call the good stuff in the locker room. >> the early polls of the viewers who watched said that the president lost. >> losing on attacks will not hurt the president for the american people that want to hear the substance. i think on those grounds, president obama did not lose the debate. >> this is so much like what happened to one of your former bosses, george w. bush, back in 2004. john kerry came in to the debates behind. took it to the president. the presi
, and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared candidates and in his prediction, few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the presi
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